Cafe Imperial / PRAGUE

Cafe Imperial (a part of Hotel Imperial) is listed as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cafes in the World! It is also recommended in the Michelin Guide 2016!


Opened in 1914, it used to be visited by famous writer Franz Kafka and composer Leos Janacek. The interior is decorated with beautiful white carved tiles and gold embellishments. Very classical European style for a cafe.


I went for dinner so I had Confit of Duck, which is a Czech specialty of roasted duck with red cabbage and potato dumplings. The duck and red cabbage were good but too salty so I wasn’t too impressed. I really enjoyed the potato dumplings though, pretty firm and kind of like flour – don’t usually get to eat potatoes cooked this way!

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Confit of Duck, 299 CZK

I saw a lot of people on the internet ordered their hot chocolate, so I tried Chocolate Imperial. The chocolate was thick and goes well with the whip cream. Better than most hot chocolate you can get at regular cafes!

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Chocolate Imperial, 88 CZK

Overall, it’s a great place to visit for just afternoon tea, coffee, or an actual meal! The environment is obviously beautiful while the price being very reasonable. Definitely a place to go to when you travel to Prague!

  • Food: ★★★☆☆
  • Service: ★★★★★
  • Environment: ★★★★★
  • Price: ~400 CZK per person (for a meal)
  • Suitable for: coffee, afternoon tea, brunch, lunch, dinner

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